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  • 11/21/19--06:07: Chatham House Catalpa
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    Two Catalpas, gnarled with age, stand on the lawn of the imposing brick mansion called Chatham that served as the Union headquarters during the bloody battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Union General . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--06:13: Harriet B. Stowe Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    An important writer and abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in 1852. During the Reconstruction, Stowe and many other northerners came to Florida with dreams of turning the wild, subtropical state . . .

    (African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--06:16: Collin County Prison
  • McKinney, Texas.
    Designed by F.E. Ruffini, architect of numerous public buildings in Texas in the late 19th century, this High Victorian Italianate structure served as the Collin County prison for 99 years. Completed in 1880, it was modified . . .

    (Architecture • Law Enforcement • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jerseyville, Illinois.
    You are standing in what once was known as Hickory Grove, a tiny settlement that included three log cabins and the Red House. The four-room Red House, built in 1827, was the first frame home in this area. In 1830, the Red . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jerseyville, Illinois.
    This memorial is dedicated to the three mothers and their five children buried in the Hathaway Cemetery. Located in Section 34 of Jersey Township North, the cemetery was the final resting place of: Lydia and John McCluer; . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--08:48: Bear Paw Battlefield
  • near Chinook, Montana.
    C'Aynnim 'Alikinwaaspa is the Nez Perce name for this site. It means "Place of the Manure Fire" because the Nez Perce used buffalo chips as fuel here. On September 29, 1877, about 700 Nez Perce men, women and children camped . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Chinook, Montana.
    This park links a series of widely separated sites of deep significance to the Nez Perce – historic villages, battlefields, and legend sites. The park experience involves a journey across both time and territory. Although . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--09:14: ćáynim?a•lika?spe
  • near Chinook, Montana.
    For the exhausted Nez Perce, this site, known to them as cáynim?a•lika?spe (Place of Manure Fire), appeared to be a good place to rest before continuing to Canada. Then a large force of U.S. soldiers surprised them from the . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--09:17: Last Battle
  • near Chinook, Montana.
    These rolling hills and coulees are the site of the last battle of the 1877 Nez Perce War. For the Nez Perce this was the end of a 1,170-mile journey, after many successful skirmishes along the way. Canada was only 40 miles . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Germany.
    Der jetzige Friedhof wurde 1608 hier angelegt, da der Gottesacker in der Kirchenburg rund um die St. Sigismundkirche zu klein geworden war. Auf der Sandsteintafel, die rechts neben dem Eingangsportal im Mauerwerk . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Akron, Ohio.
    The Ohio & Erie Canal was completed from Cleveland to Akron in 1827. From the Mustill Site, the canal rose 15 locks to the summit in Akron. The “Cascade Mill Race,” built by Dr. Eliakim Crosby in 1832, paralleled the canal, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Akron, Ohio.
    Akron, an industrial boomtown in the early twentieth century, grew in population nearly fivefold between 1900 and 1920. As the city industrialized, middle class residents sought homes on West Hill, away from the smoke and . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--15:33: The Schoharie Aqueduct
  • near Fort Hunter, New York.
    The stone structure extending about halfway across Schoharie Creek in front of you is what remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct. Built between 1839 and 1841 as part of the Enlarged Erie Canal, the Schoharie Aqueduct was perhaps . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--15:34: Nez Perce Encampment
  • near Chinook, Montana.
    About noon the families made camp. The scouts killed several buffalo. This place is cáynim?a•lika?spe (Place of Manure Fire) .... Some warriors were on the buttes watching for enemies. We expected none. -- himi·n maqsmáqs . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--15:56: Stimson House
  • near Galway, New York.
    Home of Gen. Earl Stimson 1776-1847. Best Managed Farm In Saratoga Cnty. Paymaster 24Th Reg. 9Th Brigade 11/1811 Prom to Major Gen. 5/29/1837

    (Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--16:03: Rush World War I Memorial
  • Rush, New York.
    Left Photos: Brothers Harold Eugene Mattern and Oliver George Mattern, both born in West Rush, to George and Emma Mattern, entered military service in 1917 and 1918, respectively. Harold entered military service on July 7, . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--16:08: Early Mission
  • New Scotland, New York.
    Founded 1787 by Suffolk Presbytery Incorporated 1789 1st church 1791 Original frame standing

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--16:14: First Inn and Store
  • near Altamont, New York.
    Site of First Inn and Store kept in Dunnsville by John E. Winne 1800-1830

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--16:23: New Scotland Church
  • New Scotland, New York.
    . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/21/19--16:33: Hotaling / Pound House
  • New Scotland, New York.
    Built by Capt. Thomas Rogers c.1820. Home of Aaron Hotaling. owned for over 50 years by the family of Arthur Pound, state historian, poet & author.

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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